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Imagining bisexual futures: positive, non-normative later life

Jones, Rebecca L. (2011). Imagining bisexual futures: positive, non-normative later life. Journal of Bisexuality, 11(2 & 3) pp. 245–270.

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Gerontologists have long noted that people find it hard to imagine themselves growing old. Previous research has also shown that, despite the increased variability and diversity of (post)modern life courses, people still tend to project normative life courses, centring around marriage, childbearing and grandchildren. It has been argued that this tendency, combined with the scarcity of representations of older queer people, creates particular difficulties for younger queer people in imagining later life positively. This paper presents findings from a study where members of a bisexual community used creative methods to imagine their futures. Predominantly, they created positive and non-normative futures.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN: 1529-9724
Keywords: ageing, BiCon, bisexual, creative methods, future, heteronormativity, imagining, later life, life course, non-normative, normativity, pictures.
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 28377
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 12:40
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2016 04:54
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